How should I prepare for my treatment?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow us access to your body.
Be sure to eat a snack or small meal an hour or two before your appointment.
If possible, avoid strenuous activity or exercise after your treatment.
Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine before and after.
Do drink plenty of water before and after your treatment.
Avoid the use of retinol products and stay out of the sun before a facial to reduce the chance of any unwanted sensitivities.
What does the treatment consist of?
Together we will review your medical history, health concerns, and current medications, including a discussion of your main skin concern and skincare goals.
You will be asked to undress to your comfort level for your facial as some bodywork on your upper body will be done as well. Although uncomfortable at times, facials should be a relaxing experience, so please communicate openly with your esthetician about pressure, comfort level, and any allergies you might have. The goal of a facial is to provide a set of treatments that will cleanse, exfoliate, remove impurities and dead skin from the areas of attention and end with a massage and a mask. All treatments use nutrient rich, non-toxic products with proven actives to support the skin's optimal health and function. It is important to remember that you may not look picture-perfect immediately after your appointment as you may experience some redness for hours after your appointment.
What about after?
As with most modalities, the effects vary among individuals and is based on your sensitivity as well as the treatment strategy itself. The immediate affects typically last between five and seven days. During this time the skin looks and feels more plump and hydrated. To maximize your facial, keep the skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables after treatment. Do not touch your face, pick at pimples, or use heavy make-up after your facial, visit a sauna or steam room after, and avoid wax or laser treatments on your face for at least a week. Your facialist will make customized recommendations for an at home treatment plan and follow up treatments to help you with your skin care goals. Regular treatments are encouraged every 4-6 weeks to maintain your body's innate wellness.